How many pixels does a Chromebook need? The Google Pixelbook seems to have enough, with a resolution of 2400 x 1600 that spans just 12.3 inches of LCD.
But, what if you want more pixels? Since Google defines the high-end Chromebook market at this time, you're not lucky unless you want to try installing an open source flavor of Chrome OS on a common machine.
Well, a 4K hope is now on the horizon. The source code for Chromium OS (which supports Google's Chrome operating system) has just been updated with reference to a machine with a code name of "atlas" and a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160, as seen in the developers of XDA The current file that mentions this mysterious 4K machine is called "boards.yaml" and lists different hardware configurations compatible with Chromium OS. For example, Google's Pixelbook uses the code name "eve", while Samsung's Chromebook Plus 2 in 1 is known as "kevin".
Like the Pixelbook, this 4K "atlas" mysterious device does not have an SD card slot, but that's more than we know. The Reddit user -nbsp-, who discovered this addition, says in another part of the code that a keyboard, a touchpad and a touch screen are mentioned. While a 4K screen on a laptop makes the most sense for gamers and graphics professionals, two things in which Chromebooks are historically bad, it has also become a fairly standard part of high-end laptops. 15 inches of all trends.
A good advantage of a screen like this? A resolution of 3840 x 2160 means an aspect ratio of 16: 9, which is much wider than the 3: 2 screen of Pixelbook. Documents side by side? Netflix full screen? The future of Chrome OS seems unlimited.
Obviously we are pulling out a small amount of information here. Maybe Google will have new hardware to display on Google I / O next month, or maybe a completely different manufacturer has 4K plans, or maybe the developers of Chromium OS are looking for us.
What do we know with certainty? This real and / or non-real device will definitely not have an SD card slot. RIP slots for SD cards.